OCEAN ADVICE: John Chapman sent the following “Advice from the Ocean” T-shirt statement: “Be shore of yourself * Come out of your shell * Take time to relax and coast * Avoid pier pressure * Sea life’s beauty * Don’t get tide down * Make waves!”
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FARMER’S MARKET AND MORE: The “Summer Solstice at the Community Farmers Market” will take place on Sunday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 681 Main St., Placerville. In addition to fresh fruit and veggies, there will be kids activities, face painting, and live local musicians. If you want to be a vendor call 530-409-9951. Non-profits will also have fundraiser spots.
VETERANS’ FUNDRAISER: From now until June 24, the Military Family Support Group is selling raffle tickets for a gorgeous, handmade, patriotic quilt. This quilt is on display in the dining room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr. Tickets are available at the Veterans Services Office during regular business hours and at the veterans fundraising breakfast on Sunday mornings. Drawing to be held on June 24. Need not be present to win. Contact MFSGstaff@MFSGonline.org for more information.
WIFE ONE, HUSBAND ZERO: Jewel Blair-Smith sent the following “Deep Thoughts” quote: “My wife and I had words, but I didn’t get to use mine.”
VISIT THE FARMERS: Every Sunday, the farmers market in the El Dorado Hills Town Center is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Town Center Boulevard. Fresh fruit and vegetables plus many other items are available.
IMPROVE-YOUR-HEALTH EXPO: The “Healthy Universe Expo — Discover the Possibilities of the Natural World!” is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Forni Building, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. For more information on the event or booth space, contact: Percy McManus at 530-672-9898, e-mail email@example.com, or Website HealthyUniverseExpo.com. Admission price is $5. Children under 18 are not charged admission price. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Snowline Hospice.
WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Editor Mike Raffety provided the following Steve Wright quote: “Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.”
FRENCH SOCIAL CLUB: The French Social Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. The club meets to practice the language, share heritage, sing songs, enjoy French cuisine and discuss French history. Group leaders are Terry Provenza and Ellen Weinbaum.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE: Mary Anne Crater sent the following quote: “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.” — John Burroughs
STAY FIT FOR LIFE: A “Fit 4 Life” class for seniors is scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. This class is described in the following fashion: “Perfect for those who are ‘active aging.’ An effective and balanced low impact workout that combines cardio, strength, balance and some core work. Bring a mat and water.” The class fee is $50 for a 10-class punch-card or $80 for a 20-class punch-card. Also, you can try out one class for free. To register for this class, call 916-358-3575. Gina Bartok is the instructor.
KNIT AT NIGHT: The El Dorado Hills “Nite Knitters” meet on the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Beginners are very welcome. No experience is necessary. Leal Thompson is the class leader. For more information call 916-358-3575.
CHURCH READER BOARDS QUOTES: “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” calendar has the following quotes observed on church reader boards: • “Walmart is not the only saving place.” • “Do not criticize our wife’s judgment — see who she married.” • “Cars aren’t the only things recalled by their maker.” • “Come in and let us prepare you for your finals.” • “Down in the mouth? It’s time for a faith lift.”
EDHS CLASS REUNION: The El Dorado High School Class of 1959 will have its 55th reunion party on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Log Cabin Cafe at the Sierra Banquet Center, 3220 Pondorado Rd., Camino (530-644-0345). The cost is $30 per person. Please send your check to Meryl Mortimer Endean, 4810 Juanita Dr., Shingle Springs 95682 or to Barbara Franchi Howe, 7410 Green Valley Rd., Placerville 95667. The party will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The alumni picnic will be the next day, Sept. 14, at High Hill Ranch, 2901 High Hill Rd., Placerville, at noon. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 530-409-0581.
A ZEN ZINGER: The “Zen” calendar has the following statement: “You’ve got to be able to make those daring leaps or you’re nowhere,” said Muskrat.” — From “The Mouse and His Child” by Russell Hoban
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